Three Credit Suisse Portfolio Managers Join First Republic

Dec 08, 2015, 16:53 ET from First Republic Bank

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC), a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Keith Webster, Robin Yoshimura and Michael Schanna have joined First Republic as Managing Directors and Portfolio Managers.

All three have significant experience developing comprehensive wealth management solutions for individuals, families, entrepreneurs, businesses and foundations. Webster has 25 years of investment management experience and will work in First Republic's Century City office. Yoshimura has 18 years of experience and will be located in First Republic's office in downtown San Francisco. Schanna has 15 years of experience and will be located in First Republic's Newport Beach Office.

"First Republic is very pleased to welcome Keith Webster, Robin Yoshimura and Michael Schanna to our growing team of wealth management professionals," said Katherine August-deWilde, President of First Republic Bank. "All three share our commitment to delivering exceptional client service, and they recognize the value of choosing to bring their business to First Republic to fulfill the wealth management and banking needs of their clients."

The three-member team is the latest to join First Republic Private Wealth Management. Over the past six months, six highly experienced advisors teams have joined First Republic, and on Oct. 1, First Republic completed the acquisition of Constellation Wealth Advisors. First Republic has expanded its wealth management business through organic growth, strategic acquisitions and the hiring of new teams.

Webster joined Credit Suisse Securities in 2008. Earlier in his career, he worked for Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, US Trust Company and Citytrust. Webster has an MBA in Portfolio Management from the Anderson Graduate School of Business at UCLA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Harvard University. Webster serves on the Board of Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Southern California.

Yoshimura joined Credit Suisse Securities in 2008. Earlier in his career, he worked for Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley. Yoshimura has an MBA in Finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He achieved the designation Chartered Financial Analyst® and is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. He serves on the advisory boards of the Kellogg Graduate School Asset Management Program and the Board of Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Southern California.

Schanna joined Credit Suisse Securities in 2013.  Previously, he worked for Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Northern Trust. Schanna earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University Bloomington. He is a Program Committee member for The Paul Merage School of Business' Executive Mentor Program at University of California, Irvine.

About First Republic Bank  Founded in 1985, First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services.  First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action.  Services are offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Boston, Palm Beach, Greenwich and New York City.  First Republic offers a complete line of banking products for individuals and businesses, including deposit services, as well as residential, commercial and personal loans.  For more information, visit

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